According to Joe Furlan with Furlan’s Marine Inc. in Gautier, Mississippi, if a tripletail is hungry, it’ll bite whatever you put in front of it. The best bait to use for tripletail is whatever they are feeding on. For example, if you see a trash line, you may notice a bunch of little bitty bait fish in those lines. A small minnow would work in that situation. Other top choices for artificial bait are shrimp with a popping cork or any type of minnow.